CATRD’s Fall Seminar Friday, October 27, 2017

Innovative Approaches to Dementia Care Related to New CMS Guidance

 

 

SEMINAR INFORMATION

 

Program Description:

Recent research indicates that not only is the population of those over age 65 increasing, so is the prevalence of dementia. Currently 5 million individuals have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and that population is expected to increase to 13 to 16 million by 2050. Further research indicates that 95% of the residents in skilled nursing facilities, 90% of those residing in short term rehab units and 90% of assisted living residents have a diagnosable cognitive impairment.  Nationally there has been a focus on reducing the use of off-label antipsychotic medications and an increased focus on non-pharmacologic interventions. Skilled nursing facilities in numerous states have been inspected with the new Focused Dementia Surveys and changes to the Requirements of Participation and the Interpretive Guidance have been accomplished. Phase 2 changes will take effect this November and Phase 3 changes will take effect in November 2019. This seminar will discuss how the surveyor worksheets (Focused Dementia Care Toolkit) can be utilized to assess facility compliance and enhance optimal functioning for residents with dementia who are cared for in skilled care and assisted living facilities, discuss the intent of changes to the Requirements for Participation and Interpretive Guidance for skilled care facilities and their impact on quality of care for residents with dementia and explain a variety of recognized dementia care guidelines, research and best practices to provide care that promotes the highest level of functioning.  Specifically, this session will discuss the Preferences for Everyday Living Inventory, a variety of A rated cognitive assessment tools, and will focus on several currently recognized interventions that enhance functioning.  These interventions may include: music and music therapy, sensory stimulation and multi-sensory Neurobic and Snoezelen techniques, interventions that promote meaningful engagement and cognitive stimulation related to assessed strengths and cognitive challenges. Finally, this session will explore a recently developed 4-step approach known as ENRICH® that uses the best available science to improve cognitive functioning and lower dementia risk in adults and older adults.

  

 

Objectives:  At the conclusion of this session the learner will be able to:

  1. Discuss the intent of the Focused Dementia Care Survey components and how the surveyor worksheets (Focused Dementia Care Toolkit) can be utilized to assess facility compliance and enhance optimal functioning for residents with dementia who are cared for in skilled and assisted living communities
  2. Discuss the intent of changes to the Requirements for Participation for skilled care facilities and their impact on quality of care for residents with dementia
  3. Identify recognized dementia care guidelines, research and best practices to provide care that promotes the highest level of functioning
    1. Assessment tools that promote enhanced resident care
      1. PELI (Preferences for Everyday Living Inventory)
      2. BCAT (Brief Cognitive Assessment Tools) which include the Brief Cognitive Assessment (Gold standard/A rated cognitive assessment), the Brief Cognitive Assessment Short Form, the Kitchen Picture Test (assessing judgment and safety in context), the Brief Anxiety and Depression Scale and the Brief Cognitive Impairment Scale)
    2. Interventions that promote optimal functioning
      1. Music and Memory, recognized music and music therapy interventions
      2. Sensory stimulation, multi-sensory Neurobic and Snoezelen techniques
  • Interventions that promote meaningful engagement and cognitive stimulation related to assessed strengths/cognitive challenges
    1. Brain rehabilitation module (computer-facilitated)
    2. Working Memory Exercise Book
    3. MemPics book series (large scale research indicates that books in this series provide meaningful engagement and cognitive stimulation for all functioning levels including Mild Cognitive Impairment, mild, moderate and severe dementia
  1. Verbalize the advantages of the ENRICH program designed to reduce the risk of developing dementia in adults and older adults

 

SPEAKER INFORMATION

Sarah Kneisler, RMT/NHA has more than 35 years of experience in long term health care and is currently the owner of Senior Innovative Solutions where she serves as a speaker and consultant. Sarah has provided webinars and seminars for organizations in 36 states and at past Pioneer National Conferences. She is also a certified trainer for the BCAT system and an educator for the ENRICH® program. For several years Sarah served as an educator for Wellspring Innovative Solutions. While employed in the long care community, Sarah served as an Activity Director/Volunteer Coordinator, Life Enrichment Coordinator, Assistant Administrator and Senior Director of Life Services.

Education

Bachelor of Music-Music Therapy Degree-University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire-1979

Wisconsin Nursing Home Administrator License-2003

 

Who should attend?

Anyone working with people at skilled nursing facilities, residential care homes, rehabilitation facilities, adult day care centers, home care agencies, etc. Including but not limited to: TRD’s, CNA’s ,  home health aides, social workers, nurses, rehabilitation professionals, administrators, memory or dementia unit managers / supervisors. Clock hours earned can be used toward hours for your National Certification(s).

 

TIME LINE FOR THE DAY

 

Registration 8:30
Session 1 9:00
Break 10:30
Session 2 10:45
Lunch 12:15
Session 3 1:15
Break 2:45
Session 4 3:00
Conclusion 4:30

 

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